Former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague Believes there can be “No Absolute Right” to Privacy for British Citizens

In a keynote address to a packed London hall at Infosecurity Europe, Hague spoke about intelligence gathering by spies at GCHQ, the government’s stance on strong encryption and how former NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden had aided terrorism. “In a world where [access to] private information can protect the taxpayer or stop a multitude of crimes or save lives, in my view there can ultimately be no absolute right to privacy,” he said.

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